Dry Needling

Massage Info :

Duration Price
45 min 40

DRY NEEDLING

This is a general term for a therapeutic treatment that involves insertion of a sterile, single use Acupuncture needle into the muscle (not necessarily into a Myofascial Trigger Point) to reduce tension, pain and dysfunction. Once in place, needles are left for a period of a few to 30 minutes. It has been seen that acute conditions respond to short needling time, whereas chronic conditions respond to longer durations. Insertion of the needle stimulates peripheral nerves, sending messages to our brain telling it to release opioid peptides – endorphins.

Endorphins are not only our “feel good hormones” but also powerful natural pain relievers, they enhance the immune system, reduce stress and produce a feeling of euphoria.

In the treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points (tight, tender knots within the muscle) insertion of the needle can elicit a local twitch response (LTR). It might be painful for a second, but it is a good sign and won’t last long.

The condition for which Dry Needling is indicated for

 

  • Myofascial pain
  • Low back pain
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

 

Dry Needling with Electrical Stimulation

This is a modified form of the treatment in which an electrical currant is applied between pairs of acupuncture needles. The device used controls the frequency and strength of the electrical current being delivered and it may have a greater effect than dry needling on its own. This may help to decrease pain and keep it at bay for longer in lower back pain, peripheral nerve injury, increased tissue repair, reduction of muscle spasticity and a greater effect on the immune system.

Safety

Electrical Stimulation should be avoided in the following conditions:

  • Pacemaker/ spinal cord stimulator/ deep brain stimulator/ insulin pump
  • Pregnancy (first trimester)
  • Severe arterial disease
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Undiagnosed fever
  • Malignant tumours
  • Unstable epilepsy
  • Needle phobia or over anxiousness

At no time should there be pain during this treatment

45 min treatment includes 30 min of Dry Needling and 15 min of Manual Therapy